Sometimes we want to learn and sometimes we don’t – take the initiative and choose the when, where and how to personalize our learning.

What is personalized learning, and is it even important today? Yes it is. The big idea is that the concept of learning is shifting and changing (just like the types of jobs we do is changing). Jessica Dewell hosts a panel discussion featuring Joey Giangola and Tom Rhodes to discuss learning, break myths, and recognize we are always learning – even when it’s not in the form school or training.


Program 47 - Personalized Learning

Starting the conversation…

  • What is personalized learning?
  • Why is it a necessity for businesses today?

Host: Jessica Dewell
Panel: Joey Giangola, Tom Rhodes

What You Will Hear:

You’re only given one little spark of madness, you must not lose it. – Robbin Williams

Three ways people learn, and our role as leaders in helping them learn.

The power of learning from those that already have the skill we want.

Part of learning: realizing we are not in the right place.

The rules change for learning after post-secondary education.

Frame learning to be different (and applicable) from the way we ‘learned’ in school.

The importance of where we get information – and seek out many perspectives.

Why exploring ideas that catch our interest is important.

Does everyone need to seek out learning (all the time)?

Stories of change from some sort of pressure.

How the world is changing – new jobs and obsolete jobs.

Tips for personalized learning.

Notable & Quotable:

Tom Rhodes: I learned by emulating professionals by visualizing making it happen and then taking action.

Tom Rhodes: Training is not learning, it is an opportunity to learn.

Joey Giangola: Emulate before you originate.

Joey Giangola: It’s ok to learn the way you absorb information the best.

Jessica Dewell: We don’t have to have [formal] structure to learn.

Tom Rhodes: Around every corner is a door, and there are lots of doors. We should open as many doors as possible to find the right one for us.

Jessica Dewell: Facts and figures are only half of the picture – the other is owning the outcomes of the actions taken.

Joey Giangola: Passive and active learning happens all the time, it doesn’t have to be just one way to learn.

Tom Rhodes: We make a mistake when we only watch/hear/listen to the same resources.

Joey Giangola: Allow ourselves the freedom, when there is a hunger to learn, to follow the habit hole and allow ourselves to explore it.

Tom Rhodes: Learning is not always about right now.

Jessica Dewell: We tend to assume people are in the same place that we are.

Tom Rhodes: My people come first.

Joey Giangola: Take the chance to learn something new if it is important enough.

Resources:

  • Mindset (https://mindsetonline.com/)
  • Once Bitten Twice Shy – Great White
  • Promise of a Pencil (https://pencilsofpromise.org/)
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution

Tags: learning, personal, leader, coaching, improvement, choice, logic, conflict, instant gratification, observation, awareness, goals, decisions